Our Agenda for today’s State Government Luncheon

Missouri’s “State Aviation Day” at the State Capitol

General Aviation/Business Aviation Issues

Missouri Population                                                            =   5,987,580

Kansas Population                                                                =   2,818,747

                                                                Kansas has 53% less people living in its state compared to Missouri.

Missouri Businesses                                                            =      170,000

Kansas Businesses                                                                =      219,378

                                                                Kansas has 33% more corporations in its state compared to Missouri.

Missouri Aircraft Manufacturing Businesses                   =                22

Kansas Aircraft Manufacturing Businesses                      =                35

                                                                Kansas has 38% more Aviation Mfrs. in its state compared to Missouri.

Missouri Unemployment Rate                                           =                   9.4%

Kansas Unemployment Rate                                              =                   7.1%

                                                                Kansas has 2.3% less unemployed in its state compared to Missouri.

1,195 Business Aircraft are based in both states. This broken down into the following numbers:

Missouri Business Jet/T.P Fleet                                          =              358

Kansas Business Jet/T.P Fleet                                             =              837

                                                                Kansas has 58% more ‘BizAv’ Aircraft in its state compared to Missouri.

In Missouri, General Aviation employs over 11,000 people, and has a payroll of over $363 million.

In Kansas, General Aviation employs over 36,500 people, and has a payroll of over $2.4 billion.

Kansas employs 3 times more people in General Aviation in its state compared to Missouri, and generates 6.6 times more in wages.

SUGGESTED ACTION ITEMS:

Kill SB1000, which proposes the transfer of approximately $2.3 million from the State Aviation Trust Fund. The transfer of funds will delay or cancel airport improvement and safety projects at Missouri airports.

Make Missouri a ‘Fly-Away’ State. Kansas is.

Mandate that State Business Councils and Associations receive familiarity training on the importance and uses of a Business Aircraft as a valid business and sales tool that enables a corporation to leap ahead of its competitors. Commission a State endorsed study, or at least use the data available at the “No Plane – No Gain” website http://www.noplanenogain.org/

Sponsor and promote a General Aviation Business Trade Show for the State of Missouri. The purpose is to promote and encourage Aviation Businesses to move to, or ‘start-up’ in Missouri.

Encourage the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) to hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in a Missouri.

Encourage the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in a Missouri.

Encourage the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) to hold its Annual Meeting and Convention in a Missouri.

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